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by | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Fiction • 1 hr. • Unabridged • © 2008

An elderly librarian who is determined to treat patrons as prisoners leads a young boy into the depths of a library in this resonant short novel. Listeners shouldn't be fooled by the story's short duration and simple vocabulary; this isn't a children's book but a captivating fantasy of adult proportions. Kirby Heyborne's delivery beautifully captures the young hero's adolescent tangle of wonder, fear, and ingrained obedience as he meets the strange residents of the library. Heyborne's well-paced performance and young-sounding voice fully compensate for not having access to the illustrations found in the print version of the book. N.J.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2015]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9780553546514 $20.00 • One CDs

DD ISBN 9780553546521 multiple sources


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2014

CD ISBN 9780553546538 $20.00 • One CDs

DD ISBN 9780553546545 $38.00

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